In this episode, we chat with Stephanie Gamauf who is leading two workshops with our friends from Stir To Action that explore how could create coworking spaces that are relevant to local economic development.
Stephanie is a Community Organiser based in Brixton and Head of Partnerships at the Brixton Impact Hub, where she leads on programmes to support local economic growth.
Her background is in international development and participatory democracy.
In the past, she has been involved in community capacity building projects with NGOs and UN programmes in Mexico and Kenya.
How is your, anti-gentrification campaign going?
It’s going well, in a way that I feel like many people are starting to have conversations, and this is something that I didn’t really experience when I started my work in London.
And, for example, the interest in the work of like coworking over the maintenance of status workshop that’s actually hosting it actually thinking about is, is something that I think is fascinating and brilliant and so needed.
People don’t want gentrification. And I think that’s the first step.
Communities teams that are moving into areas that same communities that are partly responsible for spiraling housing prices and change of local dynamics a change of the balance of the economic equipment room is inconsistent in a local area.
Those same communities don’t want gentrification questioning what can we do. And I think that’s such an important step.